10 Best Responsive Yoyos
Last Updated June, 2021
Responsive Yoyo for Beginners
Have you ever wondered what children thousands of years ago were playing with? The answer to this question is quite interesting; because the toys of antiquity are almost the same as today. It is recorded in historical records that the oldest known toy is a doll. But the second oldest known toy is even more exciting than that: Yoyo
Yoyo, whose first known name is Diabolo, was founded in BC. It appeared in China around 1000. However, the first written records about this toy, BC. It was found in the year 500. During archaeological excavations, terracotta discs resembling yoyo, dating to the Ancient Greek Period, were unearthed and vases depicting children playing with yoyo-like objects were found.
When yoyo, which has not fallen out of hand since ancient times, reached Europe, its magic was able to influence the children of that period as well. In the 1700s, yoyo now became the most popular toy of the royal family and the aristocratic class.
Yoyo, a toy that never goes out of style, is actually the second oldest known toy in history.
In the 19th century, a patent application was filed for this toy in America by James L. Haven and Charles Hettrick. The invention they named "The Whirligig" was registered by the American Patent Office on November 20, 1866 with the number US 59,745. The invention was conceived as two metal discs held together by a rivet in their center. The string passing through the middle of this disc was designed to be attached to the holes in one or both of the metal discs.
Different names have been used in different geographies for this toy, which has undergone many changes over time. The name Yoyo was first used in the 1920s by Pedro Flores, a Philippine toy manufacturer. Even though Flores never owned the patent for this toy, he took the trademark registration of the yoyo name and put yoyo in the American market with his company called "Yoyo Manufacturing Company".
This toy, which has reached the present from ancient times, owes its popularity to the present day to the businessman Donald F. Duncan, who bought the rights of yoyon from Flores in the 1930s. With Duncan's investments, yoyo has spread all over the world and has become an indispensable toy for adults as well as for children. So much so that in 1965 the court ruled that the name yoyo had become generic and could no longer be used as a brand.
Nowadays, with computers and tablets replacing toys, yoyo is still a popular toy with cult status, although not as handy as it used to be. Yoyo competitions held in various countries of the world also play an important role in the survival of this ancient toy.
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